UW-Madison recently announced the second round of recipients for the Research Forward program with Seth Pollak, PhD, a Waisman investigator among them.
Stem cell project to create new model to study brain development and Down syndrome
Waisman Center researchers are creating a new approach to study how changes to brain development in the womb result in intellectual disability in people with Down syndrome.
UW–Madison’s Ausderau is awarded COVID-19 Response grant from Wisconsin Partnership Program
UW–Madison’s Karla Ausderau, an assistant professor in the School of Education’s Department of Kinesiology, has been awarded a COVID-19 Response Research and Education Award from the Wisconsin Partnership Program (WPP) at the UW–Madison School of Medicine and Public Health.
New NIH-funded initiative will examine Alzheimer’s disease in people with Down syndrome
A team of researchers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison is part of a new multi-institution effort to better understand Alzheimer’s disease in adults with Down syndrome. Adults with Down syndrome are at high risk for …
New initiative to study Parkinson disease
Su-Chun Zhang, MD, PhD, the Steenbock Professor in Behavioral and Neural Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Waisman Center investigator, is part of an interdisciplinary team of researchers selected by the Aligning Science Across Parkinson’s (ASAP) initiative to receive $9 million over three years for the “Parkinson5D: Deconstructing Proximal Disease Mechanisms Across Cells, Space and Progression” or PD5D project.
In Wisconsin, 3 in 5 people with Down syndrome diagnosed with dementia by age 55
Not so many years ago, people with Down syndrome rarely survived to middle age. Many died young due to heart problems associated with the congenital condition.
Today, advances in treatment have allowed them to live longer, healthier lives.
New funding for Down syndrome research and biobank
The Waisman Center is one of 25 recipients to receive funding through a National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant that focuses on advancing research on Down syndrome. The grant is part of the NIH Investigation …
Waisman Center launches new fund to advance intellectual and developmental disabilities genomics research
The Waisman Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison, launched a new fund to support interdisciplinary research in the area of intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) genomics.
Evjue Foundation distributes $1.1 million to UW and area nonprofts
The Waisman Center’s Transitioning Together program is the recipient of a $10,000 grant from The Evjue Foundation, the charitable arm of The Capital Times. Transitioning Together offers family-centered group therapy designed to reduce family distress, reduce adolescent behavior problems, and promote community involvement.
$6 Million Grant Creates Meditation Study Center
Research at UW-Madison has already shown that meditation can change the brain. Now a new grant will allow a more in-depth investigation of how these changes can affect sleep, pain tolerance, emotion regulation and other measures of well-being.